Rob Williams

Rob is the Chief Executive Officer at War Child UK, who work with children in conflict areas providing protection, education, and livelihood support. He has twenty years experience of helping civilian populations recover from conflict and natural disasters.

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Half the victims of rape in conflict zones are children

They target the child to terrorize the parent

South Korea ferry disaster: Harrowing footage emerges of students aboard sinking ferry

The video, which was found on a phone belonging to Park Su-hyeon, 17, shows the students initially joking before becoming gradually more concerned

Police investigate 'horrendous' attack on dog tied to tree and burnt to death

Scottish SPCA describe incident as sickening and barbaric

Alex Bythell is a psychiatric nurse

Terrified mother recalls moment she woke up unable to move during appendix surgery

Alexandra has since suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the incident and experiences

Quids in: How to spot if you've got a fake one pound coin

Royal Mint says there are an estimated £45m fake £1 coins in circulation

He said what?! Pope Francis lets slip the F-word during Vatican address

Pope Francis managed to cause a stir at his mass weekly Vatican address by seemingly dropping the F-Bomb with all the ease of a drunk docker in a pub

Remarkable video footage emerges of moment Nigerian man trapped for three days in sunken ship beneath the ocean is discovered by divers

Sailor Harrison Okene was able to survive for more than 60 hours in an upturned boat 30 metres below the surface

St Andrew's Day: Google Doodle marks Scotland's national day with fluttering Saltires

The middle part of the search engine's logo has been replaced with a Scottish scene showing a loch, a fisherman and various landmark structures

American hikers topple 200-million-year-old rock formation... and then celebrate

The pushing over of the formations,  which date back to the Jurassic period, was described as 'upsetting'

At least 125 people have been executed in Iran since Hassan Rouhani took office

Amnesty urges Iran to halt second attempt to execute man who 'survived hanging'

The 37-year-old man, identified only as 'Alireza M', was initially 'put to death' at the regime's Bojnourd prison last Wednesday

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Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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But could his predictions of war do the same?
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